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Baljit
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M1 Garand

Postby Baljit » Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:21 am

Hi, Guy's
I like to show you a picture of M1 Garand , this is not my gun it's my friend's gun i hope you guy's like this one, let me know

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Re: M1 Grand

Postby ngrewal » Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:23 am

WHat happened to her..Could you list the enhancements and mods made whether he did it or was bought like this? Looks great thanks for sharing..My grandfather had one in original colors kicked like a Mule..

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Postby Baljit » Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:41 am

ngrewal wrote:WHat happened to her..Could you list the enhancements and mods made whether he did it or was bought like this? Looks great thanks for sharing..My grandfather had one in original colors kicked like a Mule..

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SSA , Mr.Grewal sahib no it's not came like this , he modfide this by him self but i shoot this gun after the new stock and it's kick like a 12 bore but it's 30.06 cal. i am really impressed with new stock. i am thinking to buy one as well

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Re: M1 Garand

Postby winnie_the_pooh » Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:37 am

Baljit,

Interesting rifle.Do you know of any one who can convert a M1 Garand to use a BAR magazine?


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Re: M1 Garand

Postby roy » Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:55 am

The Garand is still a fine rifle. Not the most modern and certainly not the lightest, but it's fame is very well deserved. I was introduced to this great rifle through the Texas Army National Guard in the early 1960s and have owned at least one for most of the years since then. Mine are all in stock condition except for one which is in the so called "tanker configuration" in 7.62x51 Nato. :mrgreen: Of course it is probably much easier for us to acquire these here in the USA than for our fellow gun fanciers in India. I do hope that your situation improves in this regard....



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Re: M1 Garand

Postby Tai Ahom » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:14 am

roy wrote:The Garand is still a fine rifle. Not the most modern and certainly not the lightest, but it's fame is very well deserved. I was introduced to this great rifle through the Texas Army National Guard in the early 1960s and have owned at least one for most of the years since then. Mine are all in stock condition except for one which is in the so called "tanker configuration" in 7.62x51 Nato. :mrgreen: Of course it is probably much easier for us to acquire these here in the USA than for our fellow gun fanciers in India. I do hope that your situation improves in this regard....

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Re: M1 Garand

Postby roy » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:51 pm

Garands would probably be harder to come by in India than here even if you had the same firearms laws which we do, but at least you would be able to buy one if you could find one for sale. State and local weapons laws in the US vary but I do not know of any which would prohibit ownership of a Garand in original configuration by anyone legally qualified to own firearms.
(Some benighted areas may ban larger magazine capacities, folding stocks, flash hiders or pistol grips on rifles)..... In Texas a a legal resident, at least 18 years old with no legal disabilities, can walk into a gunshop, see a gun he/she likes, and walk out with the new treasure in a few minutes. If you don't have a Concealed Handgun License a Federal NICS phoned in "instant" background check is required. This can take 5 or 10 minutes or up to, I believe 3 days if there is a question about eligibility to purchase, but most are much quicker. A Texas CHL replaces the Federal NICS check, you fill out the form, allow the dealer to copy your identifaction numbers, pay for your new toy, and haul it home with you immediately.



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Re: M1 Garand

Postby MoA » Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:03 pm

The Garand is about the only .30-06 I would own. My Father had a Springfield M1 with a bunch of Frandform Armoury Ammo from the 40's when I was growing up. I shot quite a bit with it. I do like the one's that havent been bubba-ised better though.

Roy: Garand's are a lot more common than one would have thought in India. There were boat loads left behind after WWII.
Unfortunately now due to the gun laws in India the vast majority have been mutilated into single shots. :cheers:



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Re: M1 Garand

Postby roy » Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:01 pm

I had no idea that many Garands were sent to India during WWII. I had thought that Commonwealth weapons would be what was available. Converted to "single shot?" Do you mean a true single shot rifle such as a Martini Henry? Or were they converted to a manually operated repeater? When I hear "single shot" I think of a firearm which only holds one cartridge, but have heard the term used to mean one shot at a time as opposed to full auto, and also to signify that a magazine cutoff device is being employed and the rifle reloaded with single rounds while keeping the loaded magazine in reserve.......



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Re: M1 Garand

Postby coltpython » Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:09 pm

Hi

The garands here are mostly converted to manually operated repeaters



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Re: M1 Garand

Postby MoA » Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:36 pm

Roy: The ARAKAAN/Burma campaign was run out of India. To the point at the end of the war, the US Army even left behind some Liberator bombers, which were found a few years later, refurbished and used by the Indian Air Force for quite some time.
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Re: M1 Garand

Postby ebraganza » Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:45 am

How much would a U.S. Armoury Springfield M1 Garand cost ?

Rgds,
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Re: M1 Garand

Postby MoA » Sat Sep 11, 2010 9:47 am

ebraganza wrote:How much would a U.S. Armoury Springfield M1 Garand cost ?

Rgds,
Edward

Given the classification of semi-auto's you could possibily buy one for under 1K. Those converted to single shot, manual repition weapons would possibly cost about 2-3K USD.



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Re: M1 Garand

Postby Vineet » Sat Sep 11, 2010 9:57 am

In India M1 Garand would cost around 2 lac rupees.



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Re: M1 Garand

Postby xl_target » Sat Sep 11, 2010 9:59 am

ebraganza wrote:How much would a U.S. Armoury Springfield M1 Garand cost ?

Rgds,
Edward


In the US, surplus M1 Garands purchased through the CMP (Civilian Marksmanship program) are priced as below:
http://thecmp.org/cmp_sales/rifle_sales/m1-garand/

However, one of the requirements is that you have to be a US citizen


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